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  • BUSINESS

    Reservoir repairs community

    Business, Chatrudee Theparat, Published on 04/12/2017

    » The Sakor is mostly recognised as a small, decaying reservoir in the Deep South, but efforts to fix it have united the rural poor in Narathiwat province.

  • BUSINESS

    Bali braces for the Big Bang

    Asia focus, Ismira Lutfia Tisnadibrata, Published on 04/12/2017

    » As a resort island whose global popularity often outshines that of the country where it's located, Bali takes tourism very seriously. Consequently, capable management of events that threaten the island, its residents and visitors is crucial. Those management skills have been tested to the limit over the past two weeks as the eruptions from Mount Agung grow more ominous.

  • OPINION

    Bangkok needs a smarter plan

    News, Sirinya Wattanasukchai, Published on 04/12/2017

    » While being shown how "smart" Berlin is as a city during a study tour last month, I came across a piece of news from Thailand about an effort to turn an area in Bangkok into a "smart city". I couldn't help but try to figure out how smart a city Bangkok could become if it embraced this model of development.

  • BUSINESS

    Mice going digital for industry edge

    Business, Suchat Sritama, Published on 04/12/2017

    » Mice venues and event organisers are bracing for technological disruptions by creating new platforms that not only reduce operating costs but also offer personalised experiences to business travellers and stay engaged with customers.

  • BUSINESS

    Mahathir's words of wisdom

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 04/12/2017

    » A respectful but straightforward speaker is hard to find in the political world. Aung San Suu Kyi, once a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, is considered a hero by many but her silence over the genocide in Rakhine has tarnished her halo.

  • BUSINESS

    PM turned pursuer: Mahathir aims to do the unthinkable

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 04/12/2017

    » Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad is confident that the Pakatan Harapan (Pact of Hope) opposition coalition, supported by his party and others, will make electoral history next year and end six decades of rule by the United Malays National Organisation (Umno).

  • BUSINESS

    Fuelling a greener future: wood pellets and the biomass boom

    Asia focus, Published on 04/12/2017

    » Biomass pellets have been fuelling the world's energy needs significantly in recent years. According to IEA Bioenergy, global wood pellet production observed phenomenal growth, from 6-7 million tonnes in 2006 to 26 million tonnes in 2015, with an annual growth rate of 14%. More than 60% of the pellets are designated for export markets, which has propelled the annual growth rate of global wood chip and pellet exports to 11% for the past five years, reaching US$2.5 billion in 2016.

  • LIFE

    Moulded by music

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 04/12/2017

    » His trembling hands work with bamboo wood and turn it into Thai xylophone and gong wong mallets. Despite difficulties as a result of a stroke he suffered years ago, Chalor Jaichuen, one of the country's last craftsmen who still makes Thai xylophone and gong wong mallets by hand, maintains the dexterity of an expert.

  • BUSINESS

    Deepening connectivity within Asean

    Asia focus, Published on 04/12/2017

    » Asean has been celebrating its 50th birthday this year amid rising protectionist sentiment, which provides a challenging global context. Consequently, there has been much debate and reflection recently on the impact of globalisation and the fate of regional blocs.

  • BUSINESS

    Second time around

    Asia focus, Narendra Kaushik, Published on 04/12/2017

    » Vinita Devi, 23, is a very relieved person these days. Last month she gathered the courage to publicly celebrate her marriage with taxi driver Rakesh Kumar, nearly three years after they first sealed their union in a very quiet civil ceremony.

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